Can I clean my C-section incision?

Incision Care Keep the wound area clean by washing it with mild soap and water. You don’t need to scrub it. Often, just letting the water run over your wound in the shower is enough. You may remove your wound dressing and take showers if stitches, staples, or glue were used to close your skin.

How do I take care of my C-section cut?

Looking after your c-section wound Once your dressing is off, clean and dry your wound carefully every day. You may find it more comfortable to wear cotton high-waisted pants and loose clothes. Tell your midwife or GP straight away if you have any signs of infection, such as: you have a high temperature.

What does infected C-section incision look like?

Signs of an infected C-section incision include: Redness around the incision. Abnormal swelling around the incision. Fluid leaking from the wound.

How long does C-section wound take to heal?

It takes about six weeks to recover from a C-section, but each person’s timeline will be different. An incision — typically a horizontal cut made in your lower abdomen — can take weeks to heal. During that time, it’s recommended that you avoid lifting anything heavier than your baby.

How do I know my C-section scar is healing?

By two weeks, your scar should look and feel much better. That said, it can take anywhere from six weeks to three months before you’re fully healed.

How do I know if my C-section is healing properly?

Numbness and itchiness are normal, but there are several other signs that indicate the wound may not be healing correctly. Dr. Heller shares, “If you notice fluid draining out of a small site, red streaks on your belly, or the area around the wound is warm or tender to the touch, these can be signs of infection.”

What’s the best position to sleep after C-section?

On Your Back. According to Specialty Surgery Center, the best sleeping position after C-section and most surgeries is on your back. Many times sleeping on your back may be the best option to relieve any pressure on your incision.